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Paul Dabek: Look at Me! – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Reviewer:Mel Duncan Paul Dabek is a seasoned Fringe favourite, and a quick audience poll taken by him during the course of the performance flags up the first timers, stumbling in to chance their arm at a PBH free fringe event; audience returning for consecutive nights, bringing friends to witness the magic man and a whole host of locals returning to ...

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David Elms: Goody Boy – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Kate Harvey Elms is delightfully bashful, and yet it becomes clear that his ‘Goody Boy’ persona is the perfect combination of bold improvisation and an undeniable knowledge of the comedy circuit. In tandem with his previous ‘Boy’ shows, David Elms wins the hearts of many as he adopts this act for the evening, treating the audience to a series ...

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Partial Nudity – Zoo, Edinburgh

Writer: Emily Layton Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Emily Layton follows up last year's Fringe debut Two Thirds with another sure-footed slice of contemporary life, Partial Nudity. Under a bare bulb in the grotty backroom of a Bolton pub, Darren and Nina, two strippers with very different reasons to be there, are forced to share a make-shift dressing room.Jack-the-lad Darren (Joe Layton), ...

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Dusty Horne’s Sound and Fury, Pleasance Queen Dome, Edinburgh

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Writer: Frank Tamburin Director: Kath Rogers Designer: Tom Burgess Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Roger Corman you undoubtedly know, but Dusty Horne? It's 1963 and Dusty Horne is the behind-the-scenes Hollywood diva you've never heard of. A queen in her own mind, a queen in her world, the queen of the cinematic art of "augmented sound technique" or ...

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Tape – Zoo, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Tape is a new piece of performance art from the University of Central Oklahoma that incorporates visual art, music, dance, and theatre. The show aims to present the birth of a pop-culture Frankenstein and explore the creative process from inception to cessation. The show itself consists of one performer, with tape on his face, lip-syncing and dancing ...

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Fabric – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Abi Zakarian Director: Tom O’Brien Reviewer: David Doyle Abi Zakarian’s Fabric offers a searing look at the life of one woman, Leah, and how her life unravels. In the process, the show explores wider issues of the shifting roles and expectations of women in society today, in a show that showcases wonderful new writing, direction, and performance. The exploration ...

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